Hightstown High School
609 - 443 - 7738, ext. 1307
The staff of the Hightstown High School Counseling Office is available to assist every student with their concerns about career planning, college placement, educational planning, testing, social, and academic needs.
Good morning Junior Class!
If you are considering applying to a 4-year school, then below are a few important things to note.
- Please see the Junior College Planning Packet, which contains the following:
- Student Brag Sheet – This is for you to fill-out and give to your Counselor so that your Counselor can write you a letter of recommendation. A good tip is don’t feel confined by the questions, let your Counselor know any and all things that will help you stand-out from your peers so that they can communicate this in your letter of recommendation.
- Teacher Recommendation Questionnaire - This is for you to fill-out and give to your Teacher so that your Teacher can write you a letter of recommendation. Please note that you should ask only 2 teachers. Remember you must ask your Teacher to write you a letter of recommendation first, then if they agree to do so you provide them with this questionnaire and finally, then you request the teacher on Naviance as a recommender.
- 11th Grade College Planning Timeline Checklist – This just gives you an easy to use check-off list on what you should be doing in order to prepare for the college application process.
- If you are planning on applying to a 4-Year College, then please plan on applying early next year. You should try and get your college applications completed by October, November or December. This will help you remove the college application stress you will face and will help you ENJOY your SENIOR YEAR!
- The hardest part of a College Application is the College Essay. Try and complete your College Essay over the summer. Common Application (www.Commonapp.org) recently released their 2018-19 College Essay Prompts, please see attached. Please note that the Common Application does not open up their college application for Juniors until August 1st. If you have any additional questions please see your School Counselor.
Class of 2021
William Delaney, Assistant Principal
|Last Names A - L
||Mrs. Gina Freihaut
||443-7738, ext. 1335
|Last Names M - Z
||Ms. Chelsea Daly
||443-7738, ext. 1323
Helpful Websites for Students and Families in Need
||PerformCare New Jersey works with the Children's System of Care (CSOC) to coordinate the care of your child, youth, or young adult. They help children with behavioral, mental health, or emotional challenges gain access to the services they need.
Meeting list for those with loved ones affected by substance abuse
Resources for mental health
||Half of Us--Stories of students and artists to increase awareness about mental health problems and the importance of getting help
||The Treavor Project--24 hr confidential suicide hotline for gay & questioning youth
The Nar-Anon Family Groups are primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We exist to aid the families and friends of a loved one who has a problem with drugs.
As an added resource, here are some outside agency contact numbers.
- Suicidal Ideation - 609-396-HELP
- Teen Hotline - 1-888-222-2228
- Substance Abuse - 1-800-662-4357
- Eating Disorders - 1-800-931-2237
- HiTops - 609-683-5155 (Teen Health and Education Center)
- Homeless Youth - 609-396-8329
- Quit Smoking - 1-800-ACS-2345 (American Cancer Society)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Teens - (Trevor Helpline) 1-800-850-8078
- Dating Violence - 609-394-9000
- 2nd Floor Teen Hotline (now available 24/7) 1-888-222-2228
- NJ Suicide Prevention Hotline - 855-654-6735